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Group Project

Oral Presentation
10% of the Total Mark (5% Oral Presentation Skills, 5% Content)

Your company, headquartered in Russia, is considering making a major FDI in

Malaysia. This planned acquisition will be your company’s first investment in
Malaysia. Despite the exciting potential investment, there are some concerns in
the company regarding differing financial systems, potential agency problems,
and political risks present in Malaysia. Your group is tasked with answering the
following questions in a 15-minute (3 minutes per group member) presentation
in your week 11 or week 12 tutorials (each group member must present 3

1. What are the primary mechanisms of corporate governance in Russia?

Are they required by legal mandate or adopted at the discretion of the
2. What are the primary mechanisms of corporate governance in Malaysia?
Are they required by legal mandate or adopted at the discretion of the
3. How would you compare the effectiveness of these mechanisms? Would
it be possible to use some of the mechanisms of Russia in Malaysia?
4. Given the exchange rate systems of both countries, what type of
exchange risk would this investment face? How would you recommend
hedging this risk?
5. How would you compare the financial development of both countries?
What issues may these differences cause?

Written Assignment
10% of the Total Mark (5% Written Communication Skills, 5% Content)

As part of the task above, you have also been asked to submit a 1-2 page (A4
paper, double-spaced, 10-12 point font) report answering each of the following
questions. These write-ups must be completed individually by each group
member and submitted via Blackboard using Turnitin:

1. How would you compare Russia and Malaysia’s corruption perception

index? What might be driving these differences? What issues could this
2. In general how would you rate the overall political risk of both countries?
Are there any recent examples of political risk? What are some possible
methods, as well as potential drawbacks, to hedge against such risk?

Group Evaluation
5% of the Total Mark

The group will submit a write-up (A4 paper, double-spaced, 200-250 words)
discussing the processes the group used to complete the project? What they
learned from the group assignment? And how could these group processes be
improved in future group work, both at school and through employment.

A rubric will be provided for students on Blackboard in the coming weeks. Your
written response to the two questions listed under "Written Assignment" in your
group project MUST use 1-2 pages, 10-12 point font, and A4 paper with standard
margins. Please include a list of references (not included in the 2 page limit) and
ensure that any statement not cited (and using quotation marks) must be your
original ideas. Paraphrasing counts as a quotation, if you paraphrase please cite
the relevant source. You will be allowed to resubmit ONCE prior to the
deadline. Any assignments submitted after the deadline will not be marked.